CEO Steve Jobs came out of medical leave on Wednesday morning to make an appearance at Apple's special event to announce the release of the iPad 2. With the first iPad reaching 90 percent of tablet owners, Apple has clear control of the market. But how does the new iteration compare to the competition?

Now that we know the specs, price and release date for the iPad 2, we decided to see how the new device stacks up against not just the original iPad, but also some of its competitors.

Some of these competing devices -- like the Motorola Xoom -- are shipping. Others, like the HP TouchPad, won't be available for a few more months.

What tablet are you most excited about getting in 2011? How do you think the iPad 2 compares with the avalanche of competitors? Let us know.

Read the full story at Mashable.